Talks To Solve Doolin Coast Guard Dispute To Begin This Week

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Talks to resolve the issues which led to the standing down of the Doolin Coast Guard Unit are due to begin this week.

The former Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, has been appointed as an independent arbitrator in the dispute and will engage with volunteers this week in “an effort to resolve issues that have arisen in the unit”.

The unit was ‘stood down’ in early November, following the unexpected resignation of 6 volunteers, meaning the remaining 12 volunteers can’t respond to search, rescue or recovery operations.


Fianna Fáil Senator Timmy Dooley feels this is the best course of action in pursuing a resolution.